Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

 
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Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

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Publisher
Orchard Books, 2010
Curriculum
Science Curriculum

Seven-year-old Junior tells his moving story of being trapped for eight days after the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.Asked how he survived, Junior replies, “in my mind, I played.”Imagination helped Junior to remain focused and hopeful even when his companion Oscar did not survive the fifth day.In a tragic situation difficult to portray positively, the author and illustrator manage to convey hope, love and the indomitable human spirit in a manner that children can understand.

 

Recommended by Beth Yankey, Librarian, Virginia

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